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Romania's 1989 generation relive pain at ex-president's trial

Bucharest - On the morning of December 22, 1989, Bogdan Stan drank his usual cup of coffee and went to join the wave of protests against Romania's communist regime.Shortly after, he was shot and killed in front of the state TV building.

Rescuers scramble to save sheep after Romania capsize

Bucharest - Romanian emergency teams managed to save 26 sheep on Tuesday, two days after a vessel carrying 14,600 animals sank off the Romanian coast.

Thousands of sheep feared dead in Romania capsize

Bucharest - Thousands of sheep were feared dead Monday a day after a vessel overturned off the Romanian coast, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial sea transport of livestock.

Thousands of sheep feared dead after vessel capsizes off Romania

Bucharest - Thousands of sheep were feared dead Monday a day after a vessel carrying almost 15,000 of them overturned off the Romanian coast, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial sea transport of livestock.

Ship with 14,600 sheep aboard capsizes off Romania

Bucharest - Rescuers were struggling Sunday to save 14,600 sheep loaded on a cargo ship that capsized in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, they said.

Klaus Iohannis, Romania's 'firefighter' president

Bucharest - Klaus Iohannis, who was re-elected Romania's president by a landslide on Sunday, has described himself as a "firefighter who prevented Romania from collapsing".

Pro-European Iohannis re-elected as Romanian president

Bucharest - Incumbent Klaus Iohannis won re-election as Romanian president on Sunday, confirming the pro-European trajectory of the eastern EU member state.

Romania's forests under mounting threat -- along with rangers

Like thick wrinkles, a multitude of dirt roads cut through barren slopes in Romania's mountainous Valea Rea region, showing the impact of aggressive illegal logging -- which is not just threatening its rare forests but human life too.

Romania votes for president with liberal incumbent favoured

Bucharest - Romania voted in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with pro-European incumbent Klaus Iohannis the favourite to win, potentially adding to a liberal fightback against the region's prevailing nationalism.

Romania set to reaffirm pro-EU stance in presidential vote

Bucharest - When Romanians vote in the presidential elections starting Sunday, they are widely expected to reaffirm their pro-EU stance at a time when the European project finds itself under increasing attack from nationalistic sentiment in some of its members.

Romania presidential hopefuls court crucial emigrant vote

Curtea De Arges - With a religious icon pinned to a wall, washing hung out to dry, and a table and two chairs standing on a terrace, Paraiesti looks like almost any other village in rural Romania -- at least at first glance.

In bear country Romania, cohabitation grows strenuous

When Maria Lacatus' son opened the barn door, it was already too late. "The bear had one of the pigs in its claws," the sobbing 86-year-old says.

Romania parliament gives green light to minority liberal govt

Bucharest - Romania's pro-European liberals on Monday succeeded in getting parliamentary approval to form the next government, ending months of political uncertainty and paving the way for the new prime minister to appoint an EU commissioner.

Romanian rangers protest deaths of colleagues fighting illegal logging

Bucharest - Around 200 Romanian rangers on Tuesday protested in Bucharest after two of their colleagues were killed within a month while trying to stop illegal logging.

Romania feud as deposed PM seeks to submit new EU nominee

Bucharest - Romania's deposed prime minister said Tuesday she would submit a new nominee for European commissioner, a move the country's president slammed as "irresponsible" after her government was sacked two weeks ago in a no-confidence vote.

Romania's ex-anti-graft chief confirmed as EU's top prosecutor

Apo - Romania's former anti-graft chief Laura Codruta Kovesi has been confirmed as the European Union’s first top fraud prosecutor, the European Parliament announced on Wednesday in an appointment that comes despite opposition from Bucharest.

Romania president wants liberals to form government

Bucharest - Romania's president on Friday was preparing to nominate a prime minister from the centre-right party to lead the poor, corruption-plagued EU member after parliament toppled the beleaguered left-wing government.

Romania government collapses in no-confidence vote

Bucharest - Romania's beleaguered left-wing government collapsed in a no-confidence vote Thursday, paving the way for the president to appoint a new prime minister.

Romania's government threatened by no confidence vote

Bucharest - Romania's opposition on Tuesday initiated a no confidence vote against the ruling left-wing government, which finds itself in a vulnerable moment after it was recently abandoned by its coalition partner, was thrashed at the polls and saw its leader sen...

Scourge of Romania's politicians to become EU anti-graft supremo

Bucharest - A symbol for many of the fight against corruption in one of the EU's most graft-ridden states, Romania's Laura Codruta Kovesi is now all but certain to become Europe's top prosecutor -- in the teeth of opposition from her own government.

US bars Romanian ruling party strongman over corruption

Washington - The United States on Thursday banned the strongman of Romania's ruling left-of-center party from entering the country after he was convicted of corruption.

Romanian president says govt must seek confidence of MPs

Bucharest - Romania's president said Wednesday that the Social Democrat (PSD) minority government must seek the confidence of MPs, a move which could bring it down.

Romania's PM vows to fight on despite end of coalition

Bucharest - Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila vowed Tuesday her Social Democratic party would not lose power despite being abandoned by their coalition partner and facing an opposition no-confidence vote.

Prosecutors probe German teens 'enslaved' in Romania

Bucharest - Romanian authorities searched eight houses on Tuesday as part of a probe into a group suspected of mistreating German children under the umbrella of a social "re-education" programme, prosecutors said.

Thousands join anti-government protests in Romania

Bucharest - Thousands of people rallied in Bucharest on Saturday calling for the government's resignation, exactly one year after a demonstration was violently suppressed by security forces.

Shipping sheep in summer heat, Romania defies EU

Constanta - Under the burning sun in Romania's Midia port on the Black Sea, the Lady Maria stands ready to embark its passengers -- thousands of sheep to be shipped to Libya for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Human remains found in Romania murder inquiry hunt for missing teen

Bucharest - Romanian prosecutors announced Monday they had found human remains that could belong to a second missing teenager, after a man confessed to abducting and killing two girls in a case that has sparked a public outcry.

DNA tests confirm death of missing Romanian teenager: prosecutors

Bucharest - The DNA of a missing Romanian teenage girl whose case has sparked massive protests has been found in calcinated human remains at the suspect's home, confirming her death, prosecutors said Saturday.

Romania's interior minister resigns over teen murder outcry

Bucharest - Romania's Interior Minister Nicolae Moga resigned on Tuesday amid a wave of public revulsion over a murder case in which police failed to react in time to save a teenage girl.

Romania suspect admits killing two teenage girls, charged with murder

Bucharest - A man in Romania has admitted to killing two teenage girls including a 15-year-old whose disappearance this week shook the country and claimed the scalp of the police chief, the suspect's lawyer said Sunday.
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House in Rosia Montana promised to be renovated by Canadian Mining Agency RMGC.
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File photo: Ceramics at National Ceramics Fair, Cucuteni 5000, at Iasi, Romania
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